The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / London
Rank 309 293 235
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -58
Contract jobs citing vSphere 100 128 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.61% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 4.19% 6.17% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 88 113
Median daily rate £413 £410 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £319 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £535 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.69 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -8.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2386 2076 1952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.27% 9.89% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1657 1432 1283
Median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 83 114
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% +41.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 7 £401 -2.90% 9
Croydon - 5 £551 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £475 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 202 (94.84%) VMware
2 117 (54.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (51.17%) Windows
4 74 (34.74%) Active Directory
5 70 (32.86%) Cisco
6 67 (31.46%) Windows Server
7 60 (28.17%) Microsoft
8 56 (26.29%) TCP/IP
9 55 (25.82%) Firewall
10 54 (25.35%) DNS
11 49 (23.00%) ITIL
11 49 (23.00%) Finance
12 48 (22.54%) SAN
13 46 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 44 (20.66%) Linux
15 43 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 40 (18.78%) Citrix
17 38 (17.84%) PowerShell
18 37 (17.37%) Service Management
19 36 (16.90%) LAN
20 34 (15.96%) Unix
20 34 (15.96%) WAN
20 34 (15.96%) HP
20 34 (15.96%) PCI DSS
20 34 (15.96%) VMware ESXi
21 32 (15.02%) Puppet
22 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
22 30 (14.08%) Security Cleared
23 29 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
23 29 (13.62%) SQL Server

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 8 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.76%) IIS
5 7 (3.29%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.88%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.94%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (8.45%) MS Office
2 17 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.92%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (4.69%) PaaS
5 9 (4.23%) Office 365
6 6 (2.82%) Heroku
7 3 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.94%) SaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (26.29%) TCP/IP
2 55 (25.82%) Firewall
3 54 (25.35%) DNS
4 48 (22.54%) SAN
5 36 (16.90%) LAN
6 34 (15.96%) WAN
7 29 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (9.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (8.92%) DHCP
10 15 (7.04%) NAS
11 13 (6.10%) Wireless
12 12 (5.63%) VPN
13 11 (5.16%) iSCSI
14 10 (4.69%) LDAP
15 8 (3.76%) MPLS
15 8 (3.76%) SNMP
15 8 (3.76%) SSL
16 7 (3.29%) VSAN
17 6 (2.82%) SSH
17 6 (2.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.82%) DB2
4 5 (2.35%) Redis
5 3 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.41%) MySQL
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.94%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.35%) Subversion
3 4 (1.88%) Hudson
3 4 (1.88%) JIRA
3 4 (1.88%) MSI
4 3 (1.41%) Gitweb
4 3 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.47%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.47%) jMock
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Mockito
5 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (23.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.23%) Retail
3 7 (3.29%) Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Advertising
5 4 (1.88%) Games
6 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (11.74%) Architect
2 25 (11.74%) VMware Engineer
3 22 (10.33%) Administrator
4 20 (9.39%) Analyst
4 20 (9.39%) Consultant
5 16 (7.51%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.04%) Server Engineer
7 14 (6.57%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.63%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.16%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 11 (5.16%) Service Desk Support
10 11 (5.16%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (4.69%) 2nd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.16%) .NET
2 8 (3.76%) Middleware
3 7 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.88%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.41%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.41%) COM
6 3 (1.41%) HTML
6 3 (1.41%) J2EE
6 3 (1.41%) jQuery
6 3 (1.41%) SAML
6 3 (1.41%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.41%) Spring
7 2 (0.94%) CSS
7 2 (0.94%) Memcached
7 2 (0.94%) REST
7 2 (0.94%) Web Services
8 1 (0.47%) SOAP
8 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.98%) Clustering
2 17 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.57%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.29%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (2.82%) Replication
6 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.41%) Derivative
8 2 (0.94%) Blog
8 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.94%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.94%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.94%) iPad
8 2 (0.94%) iPhone
8 2 (0.94%) NHS
8 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (51.17%) Windows
2 67 (31.46%) Windows Server
3 46 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (20.66%) Linux
5 43 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (15.96%) Unix
7 24 (11.27%) Windows 10
8 23 (10.80%) Windows 7
9 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (7.04%) AIX
10 15 (7.04%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (5.63%) Mac OS X
13 8 (3.76%) Solaris
13 8 (3.76%) SUSE
14 5 (2.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.88%) CentOS
15 4 (1.88%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.00%) ITIL
2 37 (17.37%) Service Management
3 25 (11.74%) Kalman Filter
4 24 (11.27%) Identity Access Management
4 24 (11.27%) SIEM
5 23 (10.80%) Configuration Management
5 23 (10.80%) Migration
5 23 (10.80%) Patch Management
6 22 (10.33%) Load Balancing
6 22 (10.33%) Security Operations
7 21 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (9.39%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (7.98%) DevOps
10 15 (7.04%) High Availability
10 15 (7.04%) Problem Management
10 15 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (6.57%) ITIL V3
12 13 (6.10%) ITSM
13 11 (5.16%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.84%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.45%) Bash Shell
3 16 (7.51%) Perl
4 13 (6.10%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.63%) Korn
6 11 (5.16%) SQL
7 9 (4.23%) Java
8 6 (2.82%) C#
8 6 (2.82%) Ruby
8 6 (2.82%) VB
9 4 (1.88%) VBScript
10 3 (1.41%) C
10 3 (1.41%) Go
10 3 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.41%) Python
11 2 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (14.08%) SC Cleared
1 30 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.16%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.76%) BC Cleared
6 8 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.76%) VCAP
7 7 (3.29%) CCNA
8 6 (2.82%) CCNP
8 6 (2.82%) Degree
8 6 (2.82%) MCSE
9 5 (2.35%) VCP6
10 4 (1.88%) CCIE
10 4 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.88%) VCP5
11 3 (1.41%) CCA
11 3 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.96%) PCI DSS
2 24 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (8.92%) SLA
4 17 (7.98%) RMADS
5 5 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 117 (54.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (34.74%) Active Directory
3 34 (15.96%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (9.39%) VMware ESX
5 18 (8.45%) vCloud
5 18 (8.45%) XenApp
6 17 (7.98%) Hyper-V
7 15 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (6.57%) NFS
9 12 (5.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.29%) Samba
10 7 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.35%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.35%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.88%) Docker
13 3 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.41%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (15.02%) Puppet
2 27 (12.68%) Nessus
3 24 (11.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 20 (9.39%) SCCM
5 18 (8.45%) Ansible
6 15 (7.04%) vRealize
7 12 (5.63%) NetBackup
8 11 (5.16%) Nagios
9 10 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (3.29%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (3.29%) WSUS
11 6 (2.82%) OpenView
11 6 (2.82%) PowerCLI
12 5 (2.35%) SCOM
13 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.88%) SCVMM
13 4 (1.88%) Sysprep
13 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
14 3 (1.41%) Simpana
14 3 (1.41%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 202 (94.84%) VMware
2 70 (32.86%) Cisco
3 60 (28.17%) Microsoft
4 40 (18.78%) Citrix
5 34 (15.96%) HP
6 24 (11.27%) AlienVault
7 22 (10.33%) IBM
8 21 (9.86%) NetApp
8 21 (9.86%) Oracle
9 17 (7.98%) EMC
9 17 (7.98%) LANDesk
10 15 (7.04%) Dell
11 13 (6.10%) Red Hat
12 11 (5.16%) Veritas
13 9 (4.23%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.29%) AppSense
14 7 (3.29%) Brocade
14 7 (3.29%) Sun
14 7 (3.29%) Veeam
15 6 (2.82%) Zerto
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